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are still reeling from superstorm sandy. here is the latest information that we have. in our region, nearly 19,000 customers are still without power. in fact, bowie high school is closing because there is no power there. bge says 1,475 customers are without power. pepco has 1,518. virginia dominion says over 15,000 customers are without power. nationwide damage estimates from the storm could reach $20 billion. and at least 50 people were killed. today early voting resumes in washington, d.c. and also in maryland. and president obama will be landing in new jersey to survey the damage there. >>> it appears that one coastal, new jersey town cannot seem to catch a break. crews had a hard time fighting a series of natural gas fires because of flood waters and debris that superstorm sandy left behind. this is the very same area that caught fire two days ago and destroyed 14 homes. no injuries have been reported, however. we will have more on relief efforts in new jersey in just one minute. >>> here at home, emergency officials have their eye on the potomac right now, even though we did not get th
comes your way in matter of minutes. >> they're calling it superstorm sandy. more than 100,000 people left without power. >> abc2 news chief meteorologist has beenractically living here for the past two days. >> i still cannot believe what happened to the pier down there. it's endured so many hurricane storms and could not get through superstorm sandy. it's up north basically about 50, 60 miles northwest of cumberland and the snow, as a result, still wrapping around the back side in garrett county, over two feet of snow. there's the ocean city pier, what's left of it. all you see are the pilings there. the waves beginning to calm down. kent island, watching the next high tide cycle at 7:00 tonight. the susquehanna, look at the movement. that river is whipping and very, very brown. so we're still feeling the effects from superstorm sandy. she's putting the cold air in our area, 30s. more on that straight ahead. >> all right. state officials have confirmed to us there have been three deaths related to sandy. >> a pasadena man lost his life yesterday when a tree fell on his ho
to capitalize on superstorm sandy. they sent out an ad saying that people can shop if they're bored. people were upset that the company with try it make mon am i off a deadly storm. >> if your house is on the market, be careful what you may see on the listing. and, also, they're still haunting us. we'll take you inside a local ghost tour trying to dig up the haunted history. anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders... small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups... construction worker: question seven lets us bring good jobs... back home. anncr: the teachers back it... teacher: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >>> tousing our superstorm sandy -- continuing our superstorm sandy coverage. >> abc2 news roosevelt leftwich rep
@p >>> welcome back to our special live coverage of superstorm sandy which brought new york city to a virtual standstill, crippling transportation. sandy forcing parts of the fdr to close in both directions. you can see why. intense flooding making it impassable and dangerous. long island railroad crews are fighting floodwater with water. look at this time lapsed video showing how penn station prepared for sandy. woshers pulled 300 train cars off the tracks sunday and fill a balloon-like dam with water to trap the storm surge and pump it back out. check out this picture of train station flooded tweeted by the port authority of new york and new jersey. it shows floodwater gush into a commuter train underground station through an elevator shaft in hoboken, new jersey. it's unclear when the trains will resume service. wow. speaking of rushing floodwaters, this is what it was like inside a vent building inside the holland tunnel yesterday. the tunnel was closed yesterday afternoon as the threat from sandy loomed. soledad? >> all right, christine, thanks very much. flooding obviously a big problem
like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 30th. special coverage of superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> welcome back, everybody. lots to update you on this morning early before the sun comes up, lots of damage to talk about from last night. the walloping that new york's gotten from superstorm sandy. let's talk about the fires that are burning in breezy point queens. two dozen homes are actively on fire. 200 firefighters are on location there. they are trying to battle the fire. the fire started from downed power lines. you're looking at some of the latest pictures coming in to us this morning. downed power liens started this fire. the big problem for the firefighters, a lack of water appreciate your. 50 homes have burned to the ground. two dozen more are in the process of burning. we are following the story for you as the day continues. we'll have more information on that. more to tell you about, including floods and power outages. new york city brought to its knees in a large way. superstorm sandy was an epic weather event, many people are calling it. millions of lives h
going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and back up batteries and generate ors are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the sub station explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the areas that remains flooded after the storm. down at the jersey shore the devastation is even worse. president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and gov
. >>> on to superstorm sandy where new york city has now canceled the marathon. that's one of the biggest sporting events of the year but at least 41 new yorkers died in the super symptoms, and nearly half of them on statten island. hundreds need food and water, and they say help just isn't coming fast enough. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is the latest victim of superstorm sandy. the city canceled after public backlash. some complained the marathon would take police away from areas still recovering from the storm. the mayor issued a statement saying we cannot allow controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm. many of those affect agreed. >> life changes. you can't -- sometimes you've got to cancel things. there was no halloween. >> reporter: sandy's force is very visible on steapt island where the marathon was supposed to start. in gray kills harbor, boats are piled on top of each other. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> we've been completely devastated. >> reporter: hundr
>>> we are he following some breaking news related to superstorm sandy. take a look at this measmsing pictures. at least 50 homes have been destroyed in raging fire in tweens queens, new york. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service s
, cheryl conner, abc2 news. >>> we no longer have superstorm sandy to worry b now the temperature is starting to fall like a rock. what will the weather be like. we have a look at the forecast. >> reporter: cool and cloudy. that is the setup for the rest of the evening. we had a few breaks of sunshine. that's been pleasant, seeing sandy beginning to losen -- loosen her gri. temperatures falling in the mid-40s out there in spots toward towson and the wind gusts around 30 in annapolis. breezy and chilly for the rest of the night into the early morning hours. it will be a cold start right around 37 degrees. we'll talk about how things will shape up toward election day minutes away. >> you watched as we filed one report after another about how the state was getting ready. sandy never did hit the way we thought but that preparedness came in handy for our neighbors to the west. >> reporter: garrett county by far got hit the hardest. heavy snows blocking roads, trapping people, a situation so dire that the county put a call out for help. >> really, everything that they've asked for. we s
of people informed. we greatly appreciate it. that's more for us. more on superstorm sandy all night on cnn. >>> hello, welcome to cnn's special coverage of the super storm sandy. we want to welcome our international viewers as well from around the world. it's 1:00 in the morning east coast time here in atlanta and we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all hour long. really into the night. no hype, overestimates or anything on this one. damage estimates are in the billions. sandy is big. sandy is powerful and she is a killer. already at least 12 people have been reported dead in the u.s. five alone in new york. 5.3 million people are without power. 23 states are under wind advisories. damage from the wind alone could top $3 million. and sandy is already response iblg f67 deaths in caribbeans. >> roads flooded out. the water rising above the cars in some locals. this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the u.s. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, you name it, even snowstorms are threatening the l
clarksburg. >>> more now on the superstorm stand sandy aftermath. maryland is serving two ambulance strike team to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey. each team consists of five ambulances and one supervisor. they will be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township west of atlantic city. >> atlantic city's legendary boardwalk is destroyed due to the storm as well as a countless number of businesses and homes along the coastline. farther north, 25% of hoboken is still under water trapping thousands of residents there. nearly 3 million people in the garden state are still without power. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are s
. there have been images of superstorm sandy and kids and want to do something to help. consider donating treats to kids on the east coast whose halloween celebrations may have been disrupted. >> those are all great ideas. >> great idea. unlike those ideas a lot. halloween is over and you might be feeling it's a fact. explain why hurricane sandy might impact the upcoming election, here is jane king with our bloomberg business report. >> good morning. we are surviving. that would be the most honest answer i can give the. widespread power outages caused by superstorm sandy may disrupt the voting for the big election. the democrat election commissioner on long island, new york says power is still out at 90% of the county's polling sites. that is a big problem with voting machines that are electronic. swing state virginia has thousands with out electricity and uses a variety of electronic voting equipment. on wall street, the weekly jobless claims ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report, the government says it is going to be out on time. we get another check of the manufacturing industry late
to treat it as a four-way stop. stop. >> superstorm sandy is leaving her impact on many areas of the united states. >> new york was hit with flooding and damaging winds. right now, 670,000 have no power in the city and west chester county to the north. this is a picture of a transformer explosion in the big apple. the power was purposefully cut to lower manhattan to minimize damage from flood water he is personally to train stations. this is water gushing through an elevator and into a path in a station in new jersey. this is crazy. >> that is an amazing picture. this is also on amazing picture. a crane snapped yesterday afternoon and still dangles from a luxury high high pressure wise building under construction. emergency evacuations became necessary including move patients from several hospitals dealing with no power and flooding. it wasn't just hospitals. >> old people don't want to leave their home, i'll stay here, i'll stay here. mom, i'm carrying you out of here if i have to. she finally came to her senses. >> i'm glad some people did. some people did decide to stay behind. >> ocean
. >> all right. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. just look at these pictures. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system there. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get that subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. amazingly, no one died from that and the stock market finally set to open using back- up generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> and closer to home now in alexandria where people fear what sandy could still have in store. high tides are expected on the potomac later this morning raising some concerns of mored intoing. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in old town with the latest on that situation. >> reporter: good morning. people here in old town standery are pretty used to this. we had ter covering the street yesterday. it is perfectly dry pavement right now. they prepared for it. they are ready for it. and with high tide just a few hou
, the death toll from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. >>> stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in a red hyundai accent with virginia plates but may also be in a white nissan altima with and pennsylvania plates. >>> heap was in full force on m street last night. >> as well as d.c. place patrolling the area on horse back and foot to make sure everyone had a safe night. audrey barnes has the details. >> reporter: the party atmosphere was in full force in
. ((break 2)) ,3 superstorm sandy has takkn the focussaway from the presidential race, even with the election nnw just one wwek away.both candidates canceled official campaign events in reeent days.. but even as they turned their attention to thh storm ... bbsh. never far away..-3 president obama canceled this close to eleccion day - everything is political. even this unannounced trip to the red croos.america is with you - we are standing behind you and will do verything we can invaluable imagery - and opportuniiy - to be seen in command. i want you to cut thru red tape. i want you to cut through bureaucracy. at this point. speakinn of ion imagery, for a second day the whhte house released a photo of the president on the case, romney called off his campaiin events too - but stayed firmly &pof all swing ssates...invitin &pback east...we have heavy nd - hharts as you know with all tte suffering going on in a major part of our country. and thougg this certainly lloks like a romney campaignn rally with all its trappings, he restricted his remarks to sandd. a lot of pp
. the next hour of the cnn special coverage of the superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> it is now 3:00 in the morning here on the east coast. we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all over how long. look how posteriorful it is, ripping down trees, crushing cars. at least 13 people dead. five in new york as we've said. the number now customers without power, up to 6.5 million. we've talked about this as a northeast and mid-atlantic storm but 23 states under high wind warnings are advisories right now. cnn estimates that the wind alone could cause damage upwards of $3 billion. already 67 people killed in the caribbean. >> and then take a look at this, what's become a fairly common scene, unfortunately. roads flooded. the water rising nearly above a lot of cars that are parked there. approximately seven, almost eight hours ago this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of 60 million peop
superstorm sandy. we're talking about new york and of course the new jersey coast. now in new jersey, what we're talking about here's the latest numbers. 1.7million people in new jersey still without power. that number is down about a million so power crews are making some progress. but not fast enough. yesterday governor chris christie said getting them back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, prepublic transportation back online and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now for people no new york trying to go back to work two big challenges. first gas, no power, means most gas pumps don't work and the stations that to have power have lines that stretch for miles long. then once they can get gas their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is down, most cars are turned away with less than three people in it. that of course won't apply to the trucks that will heading in from virginia just a littl
hours to help restore power to new york and new jersey devastated by superstorm sandy. many people remain without power four days after sandy made landfall on the shore. 1,500 workers and more than 70 trucks are going to be leaving for the disaster areas in the northeast in just a few hours. they're staging right now and will depart around 7:30 this morning. the damage is widespread from new jersey and beyond. con edison in new york is hoping to have power restored by tomorrow in manhattan and areas of brooklyn with underground power lines but that is just a fraction of the numbers without power. they'll join other utility workers already there troying to get power back online as soon as possible, but this is a monomental task ahead. last night dominion was able to restore power to the last of its more than 200,000 customers that lost power due to sandy. that freed them up to be able to send these crews to new york and new jersey, the areas hardest hit. that's the latest here from national harbor. back to you. >>> well, only days to go until the election. and both president obama a
to be evacuated. many had standing wart and debris all around. >>> days after riding out superstorm sandy, we see some of new jersey. >> reporter: atlantic city is one of the hardest hit areas. you can see the debris that blue when hurricane sandy came through. along the jersey shower a new view, and not the one most residents and tourists ever expected to see. the coast lien changed by a monster storm. >> i actually grew up in the city. it just hurts a lot. >> reporter: this afternoon dozens of residents came out to see the damage for themselves, telling us and each other stories about how they road out hurricane sandy. >> i was sitting in my room. you didn't know if the window would shatter. >> it's something you can't believe. >> reporter: this man is a doctor. he stayed behind at a local hospital as sandy made landfall. >> they were evacuatin i'm originally from afghanistan. i can relate to this. we didn't evacuate. my son, he wants to see it. >> reporter: normally this is a booming tourist mecca. right now it's empty. there's plenty of damage and most places don't even have power. cleaning u
.com at the bottom. >>> 6:14. breaking news coverage of superstorm sandy continues. tahman bradley joins us from maryland where it was a different picture when we talked to him yesterday. >> reporter: good morning. the weather has let up just a bit we are seeing people returning to the beach front to see what is going on. sandy is the monster we all feared. it is going to take days to assess damage. this morning we know millions are waking up impacted. along the east coast this morning, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark, 1.5 million forced evacuate, sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast bringing 80 mile per hour winds and flooding high tides rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded last night new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in, in the dark given all the various hazards that would occur. >> reporter: new york city has hit by a 13 foot surge of s
correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superstorm sandy made landfall late monday. a wet and windy nightmare. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: actually, sandy exceeded them. around 9:00 pm the storm produced a record surge at battery park in manhattan, 14.88 feet breaching the sea wall and flooding the area. manhattan's waterfront seemed to disappear as the surge rushed over the wall. >> it's the unknown. it's the storm of the century. >> reporter: roads and cars wer
has died as a result of superstorm sandy. the latest death happen near oakland in garrett county. an elderly man died of shoveling snow in the mountainous region buried under 2 feet of snow. the state highway in ministration has deployed cruise to western maryland to help with the cleanup. in the aftermath, ocean city -- specialists are speaking out. they say levels are rising a century. some say it is too soon to say global warming is a factor but there's evidence that superstars could be the new norm. -- superstorms could be the norm. >> it is clearly -- we will expect more. >> scientists say as it landed more to the south, baltimore could have seen a catastrophic 14 foot storm surge. >> book president of canada are spending today's new job reports. -- both presidential candidates are spinning today's new job reports. with more people starting to look for work, the jobless rate picked up towards to 7.9%. president obama said the numbers are part of a pattern of progress that includes a strong auto industry, rising home values and less dependence on foreign oil. mitt romney call
crews are getting as they head up to new jersey to help in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. crews from northern alabama say crews in new jersey told them they could not start working in the garden state because they're not in the union. so last night they turned around and went home. more than a million people are still in the dark in new jersey. we'll have more on the recovery efforts after the storm coming up at 6:15. >>> new information tonight about a series of attacks on women in northern virginia. fairfax county police believe the same man wanted in seven groping attacks struck yesterday afternoon for an 8th time. this time he grabbed a woman waitaccount at a bus stop in the 7200 block of commerce street in springfield. now, the suspect description mahes this sketch that was released after the earlier incident. if you know any information that can help police, give them a call. >>> in fauquier county tonight police are investigating a deadly shooting involving one of their own. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in fauquier county. an incident that started with a car crash where you se
, road flooded, trees toppled, at least 50 deaths now blamed on superstorm sandy. those stories straight ahead. we're going to look at all that damage and talk school closings. good wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. the storm knocked out power lines for 8 million people across 17 states, as far west as michigan. and today president barack obama will head to new jersey to take a look at the damage caused by sandy. >> yeah, it's bad up there. and abc 2 news' renee marsh is live this morning in hoboken, new jersey, an area that was hit very hard. she's going to show us some of the damage and tell us how the national guard was called in. >>reporter: well, president obama will visit hard-hit new jersey today, and in this hoboken area, the mayor says that some 15,000 to 20,000 people remain trapped inside of their homes because of flood waters. now the national guard is here to help rescue some of those people, but this is just one of many neighborhoods still suffering from sandy's wrath. residents across the eastern seaboard are beginning to pick up the pieces in
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
much. good luck up there. >> thank you. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy still lingering this morning but her days are numbered. the latest on her path coming up next. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a late night fire here in the district. we are live with the latest on the investigation. plus, the race for the white house kicks into full gear today as the president returns to the campaign trail for the first time since sandy. a new poll is out showing an even tighter race. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> the last effects of superstorm sandy are being felt in the mountains. the storm brought up to three feet of snow to parts of west virginia and western maryland leaving thousands in the dark. several more inches are possible before the storm dies out for good later on this week. today, governor martin o'malley will visit those hardest hit. >> you have to keep reminding injureself
is always a scenic spot but superstorm sandy has turned the river near the national historic battlefield into an attraction. >> it's incredible that something like a storm like that can dump this much water off that -- that fast. is amazing. >> it's just rushing through. and coming dangerously close to the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: the monocacy river continued to swell through the afternoon cresting at 21 feet. >> it's really rare for us totable see water -- to actually see water. >> reporter: into chris' backyard, they watched as trees disappeared from view trying to measure the flood. >> this is my very first hurricane and i don't know how the river is going to react. >> reporter: or how people are react to the will be will react to the -- will react to the extreme conditions. too much for two men attempting to use that raft to float down these flooded fields. frederick county fire and walkersville volunteer crews used a tower truck and a boat to rescue them. barbara hubbard says even the dogs were ready to venture out to see the damage. >> they got cabin fever too. [ laughter
. >>> superstorm sandy is leaving her mark on more than a dozen states with one of her biggest impacts come coming to the biggest city in the u.s. >> the new york city area hit with flooding and damaging winds and massive blaze also last night. and take a look at these dramatic pictures, a raging fire related to the storm destroyed at least 50 homes in queens, new york. this is in the beachtown of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. the fire started around 11:00 last night, and it went to six alarms. a real disaster there coming out of the storm. >> at the height of the storm last night, several hospitals in new york city evacuated patients after power and flooding became a problem. and back-up generators failed. the evacuations included 20 babies from a neonatal intensive care center. they were carried down flights of stairs still on battery powered respirators. >>> surging water from sandy flooded several bus garages and tunnels in the city. the transit chore chairman says in the 108 years, it has never faced a disaster as devastating as last night. >> battery park
the lower east side of manhattan. this morning, superstorm sandy, as she is called, has been continuing to rain havoc on the east coast. certainly happened here in new york city. today there are rescues under way. thousands of people in danger, potentially, in three towns in bergen county, new jersey, after a levee break there. right now an enormous fire is burning in the queens section of new york. 50 homes have destroyed. a transformer explosion to tell you about. ripped through the night as people described a powerful explosion, very loud. look at those pictures. update you on what happened at that con ed plant. 260 patients including babies from the nicu evacuated from a major hospital in new york city. historic record-breaking flooding consuming manhattan and parts of the northeast, as well. homes are under water and more than 6 million people are in the dark this morning. transportation is at a standstill. could be days before things get back to normal. cnn is covering the aftermath of the storm, and superstorm sandy's next path, like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 3
.com. . >>> superstorm sandy has pounded huge portions of the northeast and mid-atlantic at this hour, we know at least 16 people have died. more than 7 million people have been plunged into the dark and local officials have been stunned by the damage and devastation. good tuesday morning. i'm chris jansing reporting live from new york and parts of new york city are underwater this morning. the images from lower manhattan shows cars half submerged. tunnels, subways and the financial district flooded. all of lower manhattan is in the dark. some of those outages caused by a con ed substation that exploded overnight. more than 1.5 million have lost power across new york city, long island and westchester. now we also want to show you these pictures from breezy point, queens, at least 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. further east at least seven homes on fire island have fallen into the ocean. atlantic city, new jersey, took the full force of sandy when it came ashore around 8:00 last night. people that defied an evacuation order are trapped there now. roads are impassable. serious damage is being repor
back to normal. the devastation from superstorm sandy, is massive. in aftermath of storm 39 people are dead tonight, in manhattan, 18 people. more than 8 million people are without power, here in network america city especially, much of manhattan still without power, we'll cover other parts of the region as well, city's transit system still shut down and could be for days, but the thousand mile wide storm is moving west today across pennsylvania, and ohio. with winds near 50-miles an hour, it will head back to new york tate later tonight, the storm is getting weaker, forecasters warn sandy could bring heavy rain and flooding, sandy brought blizzard conditions to west virginia, and neighboring states like north carolina, with snowfall nearing 3 feet in some places, some worse damage in new jersey, sandy sent tidal rav tied waivee throughout -- wave surge throughout the night, jeff flock is joining us from point pleasant, new jersey, what are you seeing. i'm just glad to see you again. i've been worried watching you cover the storm. >> reporter: it started with you you gerri. look at
to the aftermath of superstorm sandy. it has moved away from the shore and now the recovery begins. sandy killed more than 50 people and more than 8 million people lost power. hundreds of thousands had their homes damaged or destroyed all together. further inland sandy has dumped up to 2 feet of snow on many parts of the appalachians and forecasters say it can contribute to flooding in pa
york and new jersey are taking stock of overwhelming devastation left from superstorm sandy. >> some of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off t
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
despite the superstorm sandy. >> but that's not the case for many parts of the northeast. we'll have more on that coming up. right now here's monika. >> coming in from the north everything looks good. here's route 29 at fairland road again no issues to report here. but westbound on the icc after georgia avenue, an accident blocks the two right lanes, i'll be back with more maryland roads coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. >>> good morning, and welcome back to 9news now on this thursday morning. i'm andrea roane. >> she is and i'm mike hydeck, ormers of me anyway. here's -- or most of me anyway. here's monika samtani. i have a little frog. >> only need a voice if you're singing. >> howard is here, he's full voiced. >> i'm not sure he can sing when he has his voice. >> can you? >> yes. >> we'll have to wait it for another day. all right. >> take that howard bernstein. >> fair enough. i can't wait. weather-wise, maybe -- >> you'll wait for adult. how about that -- duet. how about that? >> cool and cloudy this morning and maybe just a spray sprinkle north an
>> tens of thousands of people still in the dark as we recover from superstorm sandy. >> it is same on same street. and brian cubeler, coming up more. >> an incredible look at the damage and what is next. >> and we are tracking sandy's latest position. >> we are still feeling the affects and those of you were warned to park high because the over flods. flooding. brian has more. >> reporter: this doesn't stop people from preparing one last time. while many are breathing just a bit easier tonight, some know sandy is not quite done. >> they have asked us to evacuate and moved our furniture to another floor. >> reporter: there fliers provide solutions and if not tow trucks stand ready. it is hardly a surprise and people he'd warning and hope to for best. >> it flooded this morning and they are anticipating it will be 1-2 feet higher because of the full moon and winds and runoff. we will keep your fingers cross and hope no one gets hurts and no damage. >> reporter: that tidal surge never came by and they were dry a couple hours ago and it is dry now. >> brian, you have a shot at peoria p
putting your family's health at risk. >> all right. we begin at 6:00 with the latest on superstorm sandy. it is cleanup day, a day to assess what's going on
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to approve this message. >> will have the latest on the cleanup in the wake of superstorm sandy, and why it could be a long night for some people in maryland tonight. this is what early voting lines look like over the weekend. what can we expect when early voting resumes? =ous >> the last part of the storm we have to be worry about is the tide coming up this evening, from now until lebanon glauconite. -- from now until 11:00 tonight. tomorrow, the storm continues to wind down after an early morning shall work. -- an early morning shower. >> hopefully a lot of people will begin their power back. >> baltimore city schools are closed tomorrow. >> thanks for joining us, everybody. [captioning made possible by constell
heading to areas hard hit by superstorm sandy. the red cross and the national capital region will send vehicles to wear there were 2 feet of snow. also helping out, virginia power crews getting ready to head to new jersey to help with power restoration. 1500 workers set to leave later this morning. more than 1 million homes and businesses still without power in the wake of sandy. >> a sign of progress for the first time since hurricane sandy. you will be able to take an amtrak train to the city. providing a modified service on the northeast corridor between boston and d.c. via new york. passengers should make reservations and use the e- ticketing option as the repairs continue. >> news in prince george's county. a bonds hearing for a police officer charged with attempted murder. >> johnnie riley shot a suspect in the back as he was handcuffed and running away. more on the developing case. >> this is district heights police officer john reilly's mug shot. he tripped -- he turned himself into authorities after being charged with killing a fleeing suspect. >> in this case, we are not surp
new jersey to sheafiest hand the damage from superstorm sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare, without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there are some good news -- there's some good news, subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >
. >>> in the aftermath of superstorm sandy, a new nba season begins. >> the 2012 washington nationals received a post- season honor. we're back with your weather and sports in two minutes. >>> 4:43. grab a jacket this morning. might see a shower or sprinkle in a couple of spots, especially through the morning hours with temperatures climbing to 47 by 11:00. 52 at 1:00 but with the breeze out of the west, southwest at 10 to 15, it's going to abbrisk day -- to be a brisk day. mostly cloudy skies. driving home 53. be back with a full forecast including the trick or treat weather. here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> in virginia on i-95 expect volumes to increase quickly heading from dale city to springfield. remember hov restrictions will be in affect today. i'll have more on traffic and an update on an accident in prince george's county at 4:50. back to you guys. >>> the nba season gets under way and the washington nationals is honored by major league baseball. >> kristen berset has those stories and more in a look at your sports. >>> good morning, everybody. the nba season got under way last nigh
>> the impact of superstorm sandy can be seen throughout the state. rescue workers were called to the river at 2:00 yesterday accident. two men were in the water clinging to trees. officials say the man and eventually lost it when the stream began floating down seen -- stream. the american red cross is working on providing basic needs to disaster victims in maryland and delaware region. that includes basic shelter, food, and clothing. 200 workers are now in the area to provide assistance. we have more from the chesapeake region headquarters. >> i am here with the american red cross were all of the efforts to help maryland and delaware are being coordinated year. 200 volunteers are here to help. joining me is salute when tests. you flew in from illinois, right? -- louis fluentes. >> today we will determine isolated areas that have been hurt by the storm and other emergencies that have developed by the storm. >> deploying volunteers to help the residents by the shelter. to go absolutely. my job is to determine where the most damages occurred and where people have been impacted and how many homes h
. back to you. >> thank you. the eastern seaboard still struggling to recover from superstorm sandy. >> things slowly getting closer to normal in new york city. thousands of homes and businesses still without power but officials say it should be restored in manhattan by saturday. the mayor said the city will also send bottled water and ready to eat meals to the target areas. drivers continue waiting in long lines at open gas stations. most are closed. amtrak will start offering modified service between washington and new york city later today. hard-hit new jersey also struggling right now. millions of people still without power. one power company says it could take two weeks to restore power in some of the most devastated areas. governor christie says he may order schools to reopen next thursday and friday. they were supposed to be closed for the teachers' convention that's now cancelled. military trucks will serve as makeshift polling places on election day. >> sandy is being blamed for 90 deaths nationwide including four in maryland. an elderly man in western maryland died this w
had been scheduled to run saturday to thursday, but when superstorm sandy washed away two days of early voting, friday was added and hours extended. voters had until 9 p.m. to vote. anyone in line by that time could still vote and many say the wait, the weather, all of it is worth it just to have a say to exercise a valuable right. >> if you don't vote, that's crazy because there's a lot of people in the past who fought and died for the right to vote. so if you want to do something about our future, get out and vote. >> the mines tuesday are expected to be long, but -- lines tuesday are expected to be long are but it's anybody's guess if they'll be as long as the ones for early voting. polls in maryland open 7 a.m. tuesday. >>> maryland voters have a lot to decide tuesday, seven questions on the ballot, among them question 3 which changes current rules for removing an elected official if they are convicted of a crime. question 4 would guarantee instate tuition to undocumented immigrants. question 5 deals with redistricting. question 6 asks voters to decide whether to legalize g
is lending a hand in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. target is donating half a million dollars in relief efforts to the red cross and the salvation airline and also offering $25,000 in gift cards at local target stores for victims of the storm. rival retailer kohl east is denating $1 million and encouraging employees to assist along the east coast in clean- up efforts. >> that's the kind of rivalry we want to hear about. people competing to help others. >>> still ahead a popular program in our backyard is helping obese children lose weight and get off the couch and start pumping. >> that's fantastic. and research suggests these children have a greater risk for developing diseases that adults normally get. we're going to have more on that story coming up. you're watching 9news now on this friday morning. >>> so how about some sunshine after all these clouds you know? i mean it is fall. we understand the temperatures are going to be in the 50s but a little bit of need for the sunglasses might be necessary. >> you know what? some sun this afternoon and some sun this weekend. quit your whini
it large and super. it is a large storm. so, it is called superstorm sandy. all right. what's going on for today. this jet stream is still bringing in the colder air back towards the mountains. they are dealing with snow in that area. sandy is to the north, it will slide further to the north. but before so plenty of rainfall for today and also very windy conditions. it is cold with the snow back off towards the west and western maryland and also in west virginia. 2 to 3 feet of snow in that area before it is all said and done. here at home we're dealing with plenty of rainfall. light rain in the green. that is the whole viewing area. except for around washington, d.c., aeroalso looking at montgomery county and seeing the yellows and oranges. that is some moderate rain. so, this will continue to pileup today. temperatures right now, we're chilly, luckily we're not colder, that rain would be snow across our area. now as we go through the evening time rain. i'm not going to rule out a flurry. nothing is going to stick, because it is just too warm. the temperatures are too warm for that
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